Seonkyoung Longest is one of my favorite YouTubers. She is a self taught home cook from Seoul, Korea. After coming to this country, she spent time learning how to cook using the Food Network as a guide. She won Robert Irvine’s cooking competition, Restaurant Express, in 2013. She then became executive chef at Jayde Fuzion, a Las Vegas eatery. She left after 4 months, to focus on her YouTube channel, Asian at Home. Recently, she has turned to a plant based diet.
Her official website is https://seonkyounglongest.com. What I appreciate about her site is the recipe section has the recipe and video. Also, she answers questions. Seonkyoung has also included a pantry section with links the products to Amazon. She is easy to follow and the guesswork for ingredients is gone. There are videos that explain how to build a pantry conducive to cooking Asian at home. I have included a section of Philadelphia Asian grocery stores in the Philadelphia section. You can find her on all social media platforms, including Pinterest.
I like watching her videos and have tried several of her recipes. I tried her ramen egg recipe and the only problem I had was finding the dashi stock, which I did find at Wegmen’s. After, trying the recipe with the dashi, I can say I was not a fan of the flavor. I prefer them without it. Another recipe I tried was the chicken karaage. This was absolutely amazing and introduced me to Japanese mayo. If you have not tried it, I recommend it. It is a darker yellow and the flavor is richer than regular mayo.
Here are a few recipes to bring some of the flavors from Korea and the Phillipines home.
Korean Hearty Breakfast:
The Origins of Street Food:
This Soba Noodle Went Viral In Korea
Filipino Spaghetti for Christmas
If you like Asian cooking, do yourself a favor and look Seonkyoung up. Her recipes are worth the time.